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  • Apple iOS GPS Issue Resolved with 8.4 Update

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    We are happy to report that the GPS accessory compatibility issue that resulted from the Apple iOS 8.3 update is resolved with the iOS 8.4 update released this morning. We have performed a quality review of the Bad Elf GPS Pro, Bad Elf GPS Pro+, Dual XGPS150, and Dual XGPS160 on a Wi-Fi iPad running iOS 8.4 and these devices perform as expected. Stratus 1 and Stratus 2 devices were not affected by this issue. We have also started our general ForeFlight Mobile compatibility testing of the final version of iOS 8.4. Customers that wish to resume use of their affected GPS accessories can upgrade…
  • What is the difference between the phraseology “proceed on course” and “resume own navigation”?

    Ask a Flight Instructor
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:34 am
  • The Ultimate Flight Bag

    Cockpit Conversation
    15 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    My current flight bag is a backpack. It's black, has the brand name Jaguar on it, and is in a traditional tombstone shape: flat on the bottom and curved on the top. There is a main zippered compartment with a smaller zippered compartment on the front of it, and a third, yet smaller, zippered compartment on the front of that. It looks nice and symmetrical with the three concentric zippers. In it I keep all the personal things I need to access outside of the hotel room, especially during flight: batteries, gloves, pens, lip balm, kleenex, pee bags, oxygen tester, more pens, flashlight,…
  • Senate holds up DOD civilian nominees amid fight over defense authorization

    AIA dailyLead®
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:56 am
    The Senate Armed Services Committee has sidelined the nominations of top Defense Department civilians, even as the panel move -More- 
  • Malta looks to grow aviation sector with new training center

    Aviation eBrief
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    At the 4th Annual Mediterranean Business Aviation conference, Malta's Minister for Tourism Edward Zammit Lewis said the count -More- Download NBAA's Handbook: Reimbursement of Flight Expenses for Owner-Pilots. Start recovering more money from your airplane. Learn how to gain the maximum Federal reimbursement cost benefit with NBAA's easy-to-use comprehensive handbook, saving you time and money. Learn more.
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  • Apple iOS GPS Issue Resolved with 8.4 Update

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    We are happy to report that the GPS accessory compatibility issue that resulted from the Apple iOS 8.3 update is resolved with the iOS 8.4 update released this morning. We have performed a quality review of the Bad Elf GPS Pro, Bad Elf GPS Pro+, Dual XGPS150, and Dual XGPS160 on a Wi-Fi iPad running iOS 8.4 and these devices perform as expected. Stratus 1 and Stratus 2 devices were not affected by this issue. We have also started our general ForeFlight Mobile compatibility testing of the final version of iOS 8.4. Customers that wish to resume use of their affected GPS accessories can upgrade…
  • Bulletin: June 25 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:01 am
    A new Airport and Navigation Database is available for the June 25, 2015 – July 23, 2015 period for customers running ForeFlight Mobile 7.0 or newer. This update corrects Procedure Preview for our ForeFlight Mobile Pro Canada customers. We have also released an updated version of Search and Rescue in ForeFlight Mobile in our Documents Catalog. All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.
  • ForeFlight is Onboard Historic Air Race Classic

    Linda Street-Ely
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    As a veteran of this and other cross-country air races, I was thrilled to participate in the Air Race Classic starting events in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Visiting with Pilots Jessie Davidson, Topaz Grabman, and Emma Sullivan from Above All Aviation. These ladies are strategizing for a win! The Air Race Classic has its roots in the first Women’s National Air Derby, held in 1929, when twenty female pilots set out to prove to the world that air racing was not just a sport for men. Beginning in Santa Monica, California they flew over 2,800 miles to the finish line—the National Air Races in…
  • Bulletin: June 23 DOD Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Data updates are available for our Military Flight Bag customers running ForeFlight Mobile 7.1 and 7.1.1 for the May 28, 2015 – June 25, 2015 and June 25, 2015 – July 23, 2015 periods. Military Flight Bag customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.
  • Bulletin: June 25 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    20 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    Data updates are now available to download for the June 25, 2015 – July 23, 2015 and June 25, 2015 – August 20, 2015 periods: Airport and Navigation Database ForeFlight Airport Diagrams From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts World Area Charts High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Ocean Planning Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams Documents For our ForeFlight Mobile Pro Canada customers: Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures High and Low Enroutes Canada Flight Supplement Documents For our Military Flight Bag…
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    Aviation eBrief

  • Malta looks to grow aviation sector with new training center

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    At the 4th Annual Mediterranean Business Aviation conference, Malta's Minister for Tourism Edward Zammit Lewis said the count -More- Download NBAA's Handbook: Reimbursement of Flight Expenses for Owner-Pilots. Start recovering more money from your airplane. Learn how to gain the maximum Federal reimbursement cost benefit with NBAA's easy-to-use comprehensive handbook, saving you time and money. Learn more.
  • AOPA Aircraft Valuation Service available free to members

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Whether you are buying or selling an aircraft, the AOPA Aircraft Valuation Service’s online tool can be used as a good  -More- The only thing better than staying in a GREAT hotel? Staying in a great hotel for 55% less! AOPA members get FREE memberships to LMT Club. With the world's lowest travel rates, LMT Club members can access exclusive prices on hotels, vacation homes, flights, activities, and even cruises. Visit the AOPA Lifestyles website NOW to sign up for LMT Club!
  • Bizav analysts predict 13.8% increase in sales by 2020

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Business aviation analyst Frost & Sullivan is predicting a 13.8% increase in aircraft sales by 2020.  -More- 
  • GA advocates push for Ex-Im bank reauthorization

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
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  • Airbus E-Fan could solve many problems with flight

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Pilot and blogger Amy Laboda says she was most impressed by the demonstration of the Airbus E-Fan at this year's airshow in P -More- You don't have to see it to believe it. Features like luminous terrain, night sky, hands-free declutter, and a brilliant obstacle awareness system make ForeFlight Synthetic Vision a visually stunning and high-performance hazard awareness tool. Fly with more confidence in all conditions and terrain. Click to learn more.
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    Ask a Flight Instructor

  • What is the difference between the phraseology “proceed on course” and “resume own navigation”?

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:34 am
  • Pilot Training on H1B Visa

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    Hello, currently i’m on Student Visa and applied for H1b, application is in progress. Can we train during H1b Visa? Thanks,
  • Cessna 182 pilots, jumper or glider experience

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:31 am
    Just wanted to get the opinion of anyone who might have a lot of experience in the 182. I recently started hauling jumpers and the checklist shows descent as such: -After jump run accelerate to 120mph -Man. pressure to bottom of green arc (15in/Hg) -Accelerate 10mph each min to max 150 -Monitor GEM for no more than 50degree/min cooling   Here is my question, could one use full flaps and fly at the top of the white arc and descend just as fast or faster while keeping man pressure at 15in and not shock cooling? What technique do you use?
  • Reporting to tower controller when leaving FAF/OM?

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:21 am
    Let’s say I’m shooting an approach into a class D airport without radar. When I get handed off from TRACON to tower, it’s usually a couple miles prior to passing to FAF for the approach. When I switch over to tower, do I also switch to a non-radar environment? Most likely, TRACON will still be able to see me, but tower won’t have a radar. Leaving the FAF/OM is a required report in a non-radar environment, so would I be legally required to report leaving the FAF/OM? I have never had any problems with checking in with tower with a simple “inbound for ABC…
  • What does standard service volumes not applying to published routes mean?

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
    So, VORs used for victor airways are not bound by the usual service volumes–as in, they can be used farther and higher out than normal?
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    AVweb Podcasts

  • Podcast: Mark Vanhoenacker, Author of "Skyfaring"

    4 Jun 2015 | 8:50 pm
    When Mark Vanhoenacker was growing up in Massachusetts, being an airline pilot seemed like an impossible dream -- "like wanting to be an astronaut," he says -- but today he flies all over the world in the front seat of a British Airways 747. How he made that journey, and what the experience is like, is the story he tells in his first book, Skyfaring, which was published in the U.S. just this week. AVweb's Mary Grady talks with Vanhoenacker about his work, both as a pilot and as a writer.
  • Podcast: Batteries the Solar Airplane Challenge

    17 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Producing electrical power from the sun has come a long way, and solar cells are getting remarkably efficient. But where to put all that power remains the issue for pure electric aircraft. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Rich Kapusta of California-based Alta Devices about the issues and the opportunities.
  • Podcast: Brien Seeley's Inside Report On The 2015 Electric Aircraft Symposium

    2 May 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Go behind the scenes of the record-breaking attendance at this year's Electric Aircraft Symposium with CAFE Foundation founder Brian Seeley, who also gave us a history lesson on CAFE and the Symposium.
  • Podcast: Pilot Not Included -- Sanjiv Singh Addresses the Challenges of Autonomous Aircraft

    2 May 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Self-flying aircraft are coming, says Sanjiv Singh of Near Earth Autonomy, though it may be a while before they're safe and reliable enough to carry passengers. Singh spoke with us at the Electric Aircraft Symposium in Santa Rosa, California about the remaining problems to be solved, both technical and regulatory.
  • Podcast: Preparing For Failures In An Electric Future

    2 May 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Heading into a world of electric aircraft, we need to know on which systems we can rely and to what extent. Michael Ricci from LaunchPoint Technologies spoke with AVweb at the Electric Aircraft Symposium about parallel redundancy, failure mitigation, and how fly-by-wire has set the standard for reliability in future designs.
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    Aviation Mentor

  • Summer Photos, 2015

    John Ewing
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    I know, I know ... no blog updates lately. Mostly this has been due to time spent on the forthcoming Concise Guide to the Citation Mustang, coming to the iBooks Store by the end of summer. For now, here are some photos that I hope you'll enjoy.Airport in sight ...Approaching FERNENever realized the Burbank Tower was sooo tinyDelta sunsetDazzling sunlightDistant TSRAClassic Bay Area SummerGolden Gate, under there somewhere ...DA42 wing, 'sall Hollywood ...Right seat viewMidnight over LABay Area microclimates in action ...Near NovatoSunset near PanocheLook upon the Wx I have wrought and…
  • Watch This

    John Ewing
    1 Jun 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Thanks to the generosity of an instrument student, I recently got the chance to test drive an Apple Watch for a couple of days. There's been a lot of buzz generated around these devices, created primarily by product scarcity and from Apple fanboys to ardent MacOS/iOS detractors, there has been no shortage of predictions and opinions. With devices beginning to dribble out to those who purchased early on, more opinions are undoubtedly coming. So just how does the Apple Watch fit into the cockpit? Is it a useful device or yet another distraction? What I found out in my short two days of use is…
  • Kludge + Indirection = Confusion

    John Ewing
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:07 am
    Perhaps it was living through The Great Depression that inspired my grandfather to concoct one of his favorite sayings: Patch by patch is neighborly, but patch upon patch is beggarly. And "patch upon patch" certainly comes to mind when considering how the FAA disseminates charts and makes changes to important data. Two examples come to mind: enhanced circling minima and the new cold temperature-restricted airports. Wagons in a CircleConsider approach categories and standard circling approach maneuvering radii. First, pilots have to memorize the airspeeds associated with Categories A, B,…
  • Flying in the Raw

    John Ewing
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    A pilot pointed out recently how a G1000-equipped aircraft with a current navigation database did not have an approach into the airport he happened to be visiting: Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington (KVUO). There's only one approach into Pearson, so why would the G1000 not know about it? Had an error been made when the database was created? It's been a while since I've written about a particular G1000 behavioral oddities, so now consider the oddity of an approach procedure missing from the G1000 database. If you fly into Pearson regularly you may already be familiar with the reason,…
  • January 2015 Photos

    John Ewing
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Sonoma CountyCross DAWNA 13,000Montecito SunsetReversionary mode practiceNorth SF and San Pablo BaysQuiet New Year's Day at SMOWest LA view from KSMOABBAS (another beautiful Bay Area sunset)
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    Cockpit Conversation

  • Stowaway Cat

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
    Here is one of the many reasons why there is not an exhaustive list of things to check on preflight inspection. You just walk around that airplane and poke bits of it until you're satisfied that it is airworthy. You'd think that would have included spotting a cat in a translucent wing, but apparently not. The cat seems less upset about the whole experience than the typical cat is about vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, or a change in cat food brand. I have unexpectedly found cats in or on an aircraft on three occasions, but two were in the hangar and one was a cat in a cage that was part of…
  • Is The Best Part Taking Off?

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:42 pm
    A friend wrote today to congratulate me and my countrymen on the 106th anniversary of powered flight in Canada, and then he followed up to ask "is the best part taking off? I always imagine that the best part must always be taking off." And he's right. You get in and put on your seatbelt and make sure everyone's settled and nothing is in the way, just like heading out for a car trip if you have multiple children inside and pets possibly running around outside. (Don't forget to preflight your car by banging on the hood to evict cats or squirrels that might be snuggling up to your engine block…
  • Shutdown Checklist

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    During an annual training session for flight followers, my ops manager stated that no information on company operations was to be posted on social media. This restriction definitely wasn't targeted at me, and don't think anyone at work knows about this blog, but the ban definitely includes the sort of things I have been posting here. I'm going to respect that request. Kinda too bad, because I have lots of stories to tell, but I have a rule that if your employer wants something done, and it's safe, legal and moral, you do it. I will blog less now, and what I say will probably be duller without…
  • The Ultimate Flight Bag

    15 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    My current flight bag is a backpack. It's black, has the brand name Jaguar on it, and is in a traditional tombstone shape: flat on the bottom and curved on the top. There is a main zippered compartment with a smaller zippered compartment on the front of it, and a third, yet smaller, zippered compartment on the front of that. It looks nice and symmetrical with the three concentric zippers. In it I keep all the personal things I need to access outside of the hotel room, especially during flight: batteries, gloves, pens, lip balm, kleenex, pee bags, oxygen tester, more pens, flashlight,…
  • Drones and the Grey-Haired Biddy

    4 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    For reasons that I don't wish to elaborate on, today I was reading Mary Worth, a legacy soap opera cartoon about a self-righteous senior citizen who can't keep her nose out of her neighbours' business. She's cast as the hero of the strip, always fixing everyone's problems with sage platitudes and quotations (usually mis-attributed or out of context) with never a hair out of place. I was reading the comic online and the page served me an ad on Transport Canada UAV regulations. It was the blandest little ad, no picture, just a slogan like Know How to Use a UAV, and the Transport Canada logo.
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    Obat kelenjar getah bening

  • Obat kelenjar getah bening

    11 Jan 2019 | 8:06 pm
    Obat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxs merupakan produk kesehatan asli Indonesia dengan manfaat dan khasiat yang luar biasa untuk berbagai pengobatan penyakit degeneratif termasuk kanker kelenjar getah bening. Sudah banyak yang telah membuktikan keampuhan obat herbal kelenjar getah bening ace maxs sekarang tinggal giliran anda.Obat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxsObat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxs -, Limfoma atau kelenjar getah bening yaitu kanker yang tumbuh disebabkan mutasi sel limfosit (sejenis sel darah putih) yang pada awal mulanya normal, seperti limfosit normal,…
  • Obat Kuat Jogja Murah Aman Berkhasiat

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Obat Kuat Jogja Murah Aman BerkhasiatObat Kuat Jogja Murah Aman Berkhasiat,- Bagi anda warga Yogyakarta dan sekitarnya kini tidak perlu bingung lagi untuk mencari obat kuat yang ampuh, aman, murah, dan berkhasiat. Kami selaku Agen Pusat Obat Herbal mencoba memberikan solusi terbaik untuk anda dengan memformulasikan Obat Kuat Jogja Murah Aman Berkhasiat Vig Power Capsule sebagai suplemen herbal yang dapat membantu pria dewasa lebih kuat dan tahan lama saat berhubungan intim.Berikut kesaksian konsumen yang telah merasakan manfaat dari Obat Kuat Jogja Murah Aman BerkhasiatVig Power…
  • Obat Kuat Seks Dari Jamu Tradisional

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Obat Kuat Seks Dari Jamu TradisionalObat Kuat Seks Dari Jamu Tradisional,- negara China terbukti ampuh berkhasiat lantaran resep penyembuhan Tiongkok kuno telah turun temurun di warisankan dari gerenasi ke generasi.Bahan Resep yang digunakan antara lain :Fruit of Chinese Wolfberry (Buah Wolfberry Cina)Berdasarkan resep orang china terdahulu, ke 5 bahan tersebuh sangat ampuh digunakan untuk pria yang memiliki masalah vitalias seperti : lemah syahwat, menderita ejakulasi dini, impotensi, disfung seksual dan eresi, loyo, kurang bergairah dan lain sebagainya, karena terbuat dari bahan herbal,…
  • Cara Mengobati Ejakulasi Dini TERAMPUH MUJARAB

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Cara Mengobati Ejakulasi Dini Terampuh MuajarabCara mengobati ejakulasi dini,- TERAMPUH MUJARAB dengan menggunakan metode alami telah terbukti nyata atasi ejakulasi dini secara aman tanpa efek samping.Memiliki suami yang kuat diranjang merupakan impian setiap istri, mengapa? karena saat berhubungan intim, sang istri juga dapat berejakulasi layaknya sang suami (orgasme), faktor penyebab ketidakharmonisan rumah tangga adalah karena sang pria mengalami ejakulasi, dimana saat berhubungan intim si pria lebih cepat mencapai klimaks, dibanding perempuan, setelah berejakulasi, kebanyakan pria tidak…
  • Obat Herbal Impotensi Aman Berkhasiat

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Obat Herbal Impotensi Aman BerkhasiatObat Herbal Impotensi Aman Berkhasiat,- Impotensi atau biasa dikenal dengan disfungsi ereksi merupakan momok menakutkan bagi kaum pria, bagaimana tidak Impotensi atau disfungsi ereksi adalah ketidakmampuan penis untuk berdiri tegang dan kuat saat berhubungan intim, sehingga menyulitkan sang pria berejakulasi.Waktu pria menanggung derita impotensi, dia bajal kehilangan kekuatan memperoleh serta atau menjaga kekerasan ereksi. Biasanya pemicu pria impotensi yaitu ada penyakit kronis yang terkena permasalahan psikis seperti stres dan khawatir.Faktor pemicu…
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    Plane News

  • Top 8 Places To Visit In Khammam

    23 Jun 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Every ancient place has a great history attached to it. Some places have rocks and other natural elements to authenticate their age, without any solid proof to highlight that the lands were inhabited; some places stand out with excellent specimens that boast of the cultural richness of the past to show that mankind lived and flourished here. Khammam is one such place with proofs to make its claims bold and clear. The land is said to have derived its name from Narsimhadri temple, which was earlier called as Stamba Sikhari and later as Stambhadri. This temple is said to be nearly 1.6 million…
  • Places To Visit In Telangana

    20 Jun 2015 | 1:23 am
    The State of Telangana is to be a newly christened state of India on the 2nd of June 2014. The region was a part of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. It contains 10 districts, many of which are important towns of Andhra Pradesh including its very own capital, Hyderabad. The Main Language spoken is Telugu, and the word Telangana itself was meant to distinguish Telugu speaking region from the Marathawada region. The state is rich with historic and cultural heritage and the climate is hot n dry. The place has a majority of historic monuments and temples which were once a part of the State of…
  • Must Visit Places in Telangana

    18 Jun 2015 | 1:33 am
    Adilabad Adilabad is the second largest city in Telangana and is known for its handicrafts. The area is distinguished from the Karimnagar and Nizamabad districts by the River Godavari. The Kawal wildlife sanctuary is a home to wildlife species like the tiger, panther, crocodiles etc. The town is also known for its various waterfalls and parks. A great place to visit would be the Basar Saraswati Temple which is situated at the banks of the Godavari River. Mahbubnagar Located at a distance of around 100 kilometers from the capital Hyderabad, Mahbubnagar was the core of the Sathavahanas and the…
  • Campbell Bay National Park, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    15 Jun 2015 | 4:22 am
    One of the most secluded and mysterious national parks in India is theCampbell Bay National Park. Situated on the Nicobar Islands, it was notified as a National Park in as recent as 1992 which also included it in the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. About 190 kilometers from Sumatra in the eastern part of the Indian Ocean, Campbell Bay National Park covers an area of 426 square kilometers. This park is separated by a buffer zone of a stretch of forest land 12 kilometers wide known as the Galathea National Park. Just getting to the national park is a journey one will remember for days to come.
  • Top Destinations in Southern Germany

    8 Jun 2015 | 4:37 am
    Southern Germany is not only the country’s most economically strong region; it is also the home of some of its most picturesque attractions. It is a location where you can see the black forest, the Alps, and the many rivers like the Danube, Rhine and Rhone. Throughout the region, fairy tale castles adorn riverbanks, wineries grow grapes for some of the world’s finest vintages, and sheer mountains shimmer on the horizon. Here is a look at some of the top sites that Southern Germany has to offer: Garmisch-Partenkirchen This hybrid town was united by decree in 1936 by Adolf Hitler so Germany…
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    Airplane Geeks Podcast

  • AirplaneGeeks 357 Einar Enevoldson and the Perlan Project

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
      Perlan Project aims to soar to 90,000 feet in a glider, a sightseeing crash in Alaska, United buys into Azul Brazilian Airlines, China building airport infrastructure, news media companies start drone testing, OneGo to offer flights for a fixed monthly fee, and Solar Impulse leaves Japan. Guest Einar Enevoldson is a lifelong glider pilot and a former NASA test pilot. In 1992, Einar first envisioned the Perlan Project when a LIDAR image was shown of a stratospheric mountain wave at 75,000 feet above Northern Scandinavia. Einar believed that these mountain waves could be used to fly a…
  • AirplaneGeeks 356 A Forum for Professional Pilots

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Conversation with ProPilotWorld.com founder Mark Matzuka, a close call at Midway, privatization of air traffic control, and observations on the Paris Air Show. Guest Mark Matzuka is Founder and President of ProPilotWorld.com, an online forum for pilots. As Mark looked at other pilot forums, he found they sometimes lacked accountability and didn’t have the level of professionalism he was after. Anybody could join those forums and offer advice and comments, but sometimes it wasn’t clear if these people were qualified, or even who they really were. Mark responded by creating…
  • AirplaneGeeks 355 Innovations in Flight Family Day 2015

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Interviews from the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Innovations in Flight Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display. Airplane Geeks Micah, Brian, Max, and David set up recording gear in front of the Junkers Ju-52 3M trimotor, and spent the day interviewing interesting Avgeeks. Interviews Elizabeth Borja Elizabeth is Reference Coordinator for the National Air & Space Museum Archives. She tells us about the huge quantity of historic data is available in the Archives, and how it is used. Hungarian baseball team Peter Duro A baseball team from Hungary attended the Innovations…
  • AirplaneGeeks 354 Controlling the Airport Conversation

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:43 am
    Chino Airport Community Ambassador Bob Velker, an alternative to radar, smaller airline carry-on bags, an update on the A400M crash, shooting wildlife from a plane, and two airlines make a top 10 list that you don’t want to be on. Guest Bob Velker is Business Liaison & Community Outreach Manager, Chino Airport (CNO), County of San Bernardino – Department of Airports. We talk with Bob about his role as the “community ambassador” for Chino Airport, one of the country’s largest general aviation airports and located in the County of San Bernardino, close to Los Angeles,…
  • AirplaneGeeks 353 Passionate Aviators on TV

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:07 am
    Anthony Nalli from The Aviators, a Sonex crash takes two lives, United spurns the A380, EPA to announce aviation emissions regulations, EasyJet using drones for aircraft inspections, and JetBlue does the right thing for autism. Guest Anthony Nalli is Executive Producer and Director of The Aviators, an independently produced television series with 5 seasons completed so far. Anthony is an instrument rated pilot and published writer with a passion for aviation. As the show’s “everyman” Anthony does things most weekend pilots can relate to. Anthony first appeared as our guest on Episode…
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    Around the Pattern

  • Annual Still in Progress

    22 Jun 2015 | 10:02 am
    I’m still working on the Swift Annual Inspection, so there was no flying the past couple of weeks. It has been slow progress, not because things need fixing but because of the lack of time to get out to the airport to do the work.   This past weekend the Carson City airport had their […] The post Annual Still in Progress appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Landing Currency

    11 Jun 2015 | 11:04 am
    I finally got back into the air for a short flight last week. We had a good day in the middle of the week with storms predicted to move in the next day and throughout the weekend so I took a break from website work and headed out to the airport. I wasn’t the only […] The post Landing Currency appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Still Haven’t Flown This Month

    18 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    My logbook says that I haven’t had the Swift in the air since April 12th. That’s not something I like to do, but I made the choices to not when I could have at least flown the pattern a few times. I spent 2-3 of my free weekends polishing the plane – sort of a […] The post Still Haven’t Flown This Month appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Still Here and Flying Around

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    I know it’s been a while since I last posted. Wow, I just checked and didn’t realize it had been 2 months. Life happens. According to Logbook Pro I have flown 4 times since then, including yesterday when this photo was taken. There is still snow on the top of Mt Rose but nothing anywhere […] The post Still Here and Flying Around appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • A Short Flight on a Nice Day

    16 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    Just a short note to cover a couple of topics. I managed to get into the air for two short flights this past weekend. They were direct flights to and from the Carson City Airport (KCXP). The Carson City (Sierra Chapter 403) conducted a Young Eagles event. I work as part of the ground crew […] The post A Short Flight on a Nice Day appeared first on Around the Pattern.
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    Defense Update:

  • Benelux Invest $150 million in Infantry Smart Vests

    Tamir Eshel
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:12 am
    Elbit Systems announced today that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems Land and C4I Ltd. was awarded a contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defense, to supply 'Smart Vests' to equip the infantry soldiers in the Benelux countries – Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg. The contract, valued at approximately US$150 million, will be performed over a five-year period.
  • Korea Selects Airbus A330 MRTT for its future aerial Tanker

    News Desk
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Airbus Defense and Space has won a US$1.3 billion tender for the supply of four aerial refueling tankers for South Korean, beating
  • MTGR Robot Joins the Polish Army

    News Desk
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:46 am
    Poland has selected the MTGR to equip its ground forces with 50 man portable reconnaissance robots as part of ‘Project Tarantula.’ The man-portable Mini-UGV was developed and produced by RoboTeam, an Israeli specialist in ground robotics.
  • Unmanned Centaur Flies over NY State

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:52 am
    The Centaur optionally piloted aircraft (OPA) has flown multiple unmanned flights over the State of New York, operating from Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York during the past month. The flights marked the first time any large-scale, fixed-wing aircraft has flown at either of six FAA-designated unmanned aircraft test sites in the U.S.
  • Paris Air Show – Photo Report #3

    Tamir Eshel
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:38 pm
    More news photos from the Paris Air Show 2015
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    WarbirdRadio.com » Podcast Feed

  • The R/C Scale Builder Show – Jerry Bates Plans

    Mike Chilson
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Join Mike Chilson and friends Tuesday, June 30th at 9:00pm ET as the R/C Scale Builder Show returns LIVE. This episode our guest will be plan designer Jerry Bates, of Jerry Bates Plans. Be sure to join us LIVE to ask Jerry your questions and get lots of other info from the […]
  • Chasing Planes Author Gordon R. Page – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 6/30/15 – 8pm ET

    Staff Writer
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:54 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Tune in this Tuesday evening for aviation author Gordon R. Page.  His latest book Chasing Planes chronicles his adventures as a self described “airplane fanatic”.  Gordon is no stranger to Warbird Radio LIVE, many of you know Gordon as the Director of the Spirit of Flight Center in Denver, Colorado.  Gordon is also […]
  • Texas Warbird Report – Cowden Ward Jr. & Pecos Bill – Episode 7

    Staff Writer
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:54 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Cowden Ward Jr. of Freedom Flyers joins us on The Texas Warbird Report.  Cowden is on a mission to introduce youth to aviation and give veterans a the opportunity to experience warbird flight.  Freedom Flyers has flown hundreds of veterans (at no cost) in the P-51 “Pecos Bill”. Also Zane will welcome Andy Ovans from the EAA […]
  • Warbird Radio LIVE! – Summer Flying 2015 – Episode 566

    Staff Writer
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:22 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – It’s June and time to talk about summer flying.  On this episode Matt Jolley’s joined by Stephen Bridgewater (Editor, Jets Magazine) with a look at the summer happenings across Europe.  Daniel Wotring (Aviator Flight Training) also chimes in with some life saving summer flying tips.  Be sure and join the conversation tonight […]
  • The Wings Over New Zealand Show LIVE – “The Gnome” – 6/16/15 – 9PM ET

    Staff Writer
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:23 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – On this episode of the Wings Over New Zealand Show, Dave talks with Tony Wytenburg of Classic Aero Machining Services from the Omaka Aerodrome, Blenheim, NZ.  We’ll learn about the re-manufactured Gnome rotary aero engines they’re producing. The Gnome was used on many of the well known WWI aircraft types, from both […]
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  • Alaska Airlines arrives in Milwaukee and Oklahoma City

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    Alaska Airlines launches its first services to Milwaukee and Oklahoma City from Seattle-Tacoma, while also adding its second route from St. Louis. Alaska Airlines launched three new services on the 1 July, all of which operate on a daily frequency. Two of the services will operate from Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) to Milwaukee (MKE) and Oklahoma City […] The post Alaska Airlines arrives in Milwaukee and Oklahoma City appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Germania gets two new services airborne

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:13 am
    Germania starts its third link to Beirut, adding Hamburg to it’s existing operations from Düsseldorf and Berlin Schönefeld. Münster/Osnabrück to Corfu also added. Germania started its third link to Beirut (BEY) on 1 July, adding Hamburg (HAM) to it’s existing operations from Düsseldorf and Berlin Schönefeld. The weekly (Wednesdays) service is flown by the airline’s […] The post Germania gets two new services airborne appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Ellinair touches down in Tbilisi

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Ellinair launches its first flight to Tbilisi with a weekly seasonal service from Thessaloniki. Ellinair launched services on the 30 June from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Tbilisi (TBS), taking the total number of destinations served by airline from Greece’s second city to 29. The seasonal 1,839-kilometre sector will be flown weekly on Tuesdays, and faces no […] The post Ellinair touches down in Tbilisi appeared first on anna.aero.
  • SunExpress launches its first Belgian route

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:29 am
    SunExpress begins its first scheduled flights to Belgium, operating between Izmir and Brussels. SunExpress started its only scheduled route to Belgium on 30 June, linking Izmir (ADB) with Brussels (BRU) on a twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Sundays) basis. The 2,261-kilometre sector will be operated by the airline’s 189-seat 737-800s. Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium also flies the […] The post SunExpress launches its first Belgian route appeared first on anna.aero.
  • New airline routes launched (16 June – 29 June 2015)

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    A total of 206 air services were launched by 73 airlines during the course of the last two weeks, including Qatar Airways introducing its first services to Amsterdam from Doha, Virgin Atlantic Airways launching services from Belfast International to Orlando, and SkyGreece Airlines beginning the first North American route from Zagreb. The rest of this […] The post New airline routes launched (16 June – 29 June 2015) appeared first on anna.aero.
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  • [Presentation] 5 Ways HR Can Lead Airline Brands into the Age of the Connected Traveller

    Shubhodeep Pal
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:31 am
    Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting at the APDC (Airline Personnel Directors’ Council) Annual Conference in Singapore. In a closed-room setting with some of the most senior “People Managers” in the industry, I delved into why — in the Age of the Connected Traveller — HR should no longer be looked at as a cost-centre. Instead, drawing upon industry observations and insights, I argued that HR can significantly affect innovation and productivity at airlines. The five key points I made were: New digital tools and a connected world offer the opportunity for…
  • Airline Disruption Management in the Age of Hackers and Connected Travellers

    Marco Serusi
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    Last weekend, three separate airline disruption stories hit the news, all in the space of 48 hours. On Saturday 20th June, the computer systems of LOT Polish Airlines were hacked, causing flight delays, cancellations and the grounding of 1400 passengers. On the same day, a United Airlines flight was diverted to Ireland due to an unruly passenger on board. From the opposite side of the world, news came of a 22-hour delay to a Scoot flight that saw stranded passengers in Singapore Changi Airport. News of the LOT system hack was a first, but the results of all these disruptions were the same:…
  • An Inside Look at the Cebu Pacific Brand Refresh

    Vishal Mehra
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:37 am
    June 2015 has understandably been a busy month for Cebu Pacific. The airline introduced an extensive brand refresh across all touch points, including aircraft livery on the first day of the month. The new design features hues from Philippines’ natural beauty, the colours of the land, sea, sky and sun. If that wasn’t enough, Cebu Pacific ordered 16 ATR72-600s at the Paris Air Show last week, valued at $673 million on list prices. It will also be the launch customer for the new high density “Armonia” cabin. We sat down with Candice Iyog, Vice President of Marketing and…
  • What Airlines Need to Know About Facebook’s Vision for Social Customer Service

    Shubhodeep Pal
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series on the future of Social Customer Service for airlines, and how Facebook is leading the way. Part 1 explored the reasons why Twitter has been a disappointment and has failed to capitalise on its head-start in Customer Service on social media.  Let’s begin with some numbers. Facebook Messenger currently has over 700 million active users. Of these, over 100 million were added between March and June 2015. For context, that’s one-third of the entire user base Twitter has built till now. In three months. Let that sink in for a…
  • RIP Twitter. Facebook is the Future of Social Customer Service.

    Shubhodeep Pal
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is a two-part series on the future of Social Customer Service for airlines. Part 2 explores the innovative ways in which Facebook — and Facebook Messenger — will change the future of customer service.  It’s time to upend some common assumptions. We’ve known for a while that airlines are one of the Top 3 most socially responsive “industries” on social media. That certainly is still true. A bigger myth that has been perpetuated over the last few years, is that Twitter is most suited to this goal. The Trouble with Twitter Those…
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    Aviation Marketing Strategies

  • How much money did you waste last year on “random acts of marketing?”

    ABCI Admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Aviation Marketing If you’re like most aviation companies, you’ve wasted quite a bit. Any advertising that you’ve done when you’re not clear about what benefit you’ve received from it (if any) would qualify. Here are some facts to compare: A quarter page ad in MRO Network magazine will cost you  $3,008, assuming you’re willing to commit to running it four times a year, for a total of $12,032. A standard 10 x 10 booth at the NBAA convention will run you $2,915. And that’s before you figure in the cost of little things like carpet, chairs, electricity, your display, travel costs,…
  • Fear and Loathing of Marketing Tools

    ABCI Admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Aviation Marketing Fear and loathing of Facebook makes about as much sense as fear and loathing of a socket wrench. Marketing tools are simply that – a faster, simpler or cheaper method to accomplish a specific task. Dan S Kennedy, a well-known marketing authority, is almost equally well known for his distaste for all things digital – smart phones, social media, and the Internet in general. While he has professionally profited from using these marketing tools, he says “If I could get the powers that be to put that back into Pandora’s Box, I’d happily give the…
  • Trade Show Ideas with Brett Rydan

    ABCI Admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Aviation Marketing Please note – There are some audio problems with this recording, but we know you’ll find the information provided will reward your patience. _________________________ Let’s move on to another one, the product demo. Of course you want to get your customers hands on your products, and it sounds like we’ve got a little bit of a sound problem. I apologize, we’re having no end of issues today. If you could raise your hand if you can hear me, all right, that would be helpful. Paula Williams: Now let me try something else. Okay, we’re getting…
  • Are you attracting freebie-seekers and cheapskates?

    ABCI Admin
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Aviation Marketing “The cheapest thing about an airplane is the owner.” – Overheard at an aviation trade show. “I do these radio remotes and free barbecues with cheap discovery flights several times a year.  It’s great advertising – we get lots of media coverage, we have a ton of people show up.  But most of them just eat the free food and maybe go for a discovery flight if they can split the cost between three people, and then we never hear from them again.” -Frustrated flight school owner “Our product will easily pay for itself in the amount…
  • ABCI’s Marketing Funnel By the Numbers

    ABCI Admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Aviation Marketing We create  a marketing funnel for each our clients – (we call it a Long Cycle Marketing System)  using variations of the same methodology we use for our own company. We find it ironic that some companies advertise their services using different tactics than they recommend for their customers.  Some examples: Google advertises its Pay Per Click services via targeted direct postal mail. Magazines use telemarketing to sell advertising space. Granted, you need to adjust your methods to reach your ideal target audience. So, here’s the process we use.  Feel free…
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    Aerostar Training Services LLC

  • RAA Convention Update – Future Pilot Career Outlook

    David Santo
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:40 pm
    We recently returned from the RAA convention and are very encouraged about the prospects for pilots starting airline careers. The Regional Airlines (members of the RAA) are an important career step for many of AeroStar’s former students as they graduate to legacy carriers and wide-body pilot positions. Advancing through the ranks at a regional airline can set you apart from other candidates applying for Captain or First Officer positions at larger, more prestigious carriers.   Many regional airlines  have realized that they need to provide additional incentives to attract quality…
  • ATP CTP and Type Rating Courses – 2015 Class Start Dates

    David Santo
    22 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    ATP CTP and Type Rating Courses – 2015 Class Start Dates Seniority is everything in the airline industry – the sooner you complete your ATP CTP or Type Rating Course, the sooner you qualify to acquire your certificate and apply for the job you want most! Enroll online now. ATP CTP June 24 July 28 August 24 September 28 October 22 November 15 December 14 A320 Standard June 3 July 8 August 10 September 13 October 13 November 13 December 13 A320 UP June 10 July 14 August 17 September 20 October 20 November 20 December 20 A320 FT June 11 July 15 August 18 September 21 October 21…
  • Airline Pilot Career Workshop – Career Difficulties

    David Santo
    7 May 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Paula Williams – Great, excellent Yassine from Tunisia is looks like he’s having a career difficulties, and again I apologize if I’m pronouncing names incorrectly but apparently put a lot of money into an aviation education and is not having much luck. But I know we, we’ve talked about this a little bit before, but if you have any thoughts from Tunisia or that area?   Captain David Santo – So I don’t know specifically about Tunisia. I will say that there are certain areas of the world, that there is not a huge amount of growth going on, in the airline…
  • Airline Pilot Career Workshop – A Second Career for 55+ Pilots?

    David Santo
    7 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Paula Williams – Fantastic. And Jim from Brazil says he was flying a B 737. He’s a Hawker 400 captain now jet, jet transition instructor. Okay, I guess that wasn’t really a question, so we’ll move on. Let’s see, and here’s another one. I’m 52 years old, I’ve always dreamed of flying.

 30 years ago I took some, took the theoretical courses in France. Today I train with the flight simulator, is it too late for me to make a career as a pilot now? This is Robin from Guinea. Captain David Santo – So Robin I never think it’s too late,…
  • Pilot Jobs – Moving Back to the US from Overseas

    David Santo
    7 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Paula Williams – Great. Robert from Oklahoma has, is looking at moving back to the US from overseas, he’s rated in the B737 and A320 and looking to do the ATP on his Airbus certificate and get a job.   Captain David Santo – So all great goals, and I think it’s I’d love to hear where Robert has been but welcome back Robert, it’s a good time to come back. 142 school like Arrowstar, can do your ATP CTP the new prerequisite for the written. If you don’t already have it, if you already have the written.

You can attend a typewriting…
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  • measuring the small steps — ATOMs #15-13

    Mark Jones Jr
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Small steps are critical, but often we pay relatively little attention to the size of our steps because our focus is on navigating the rough terrain or unfamiliar landscape. I found this out the hard way when I fell in love with running eight years ago. In the early years, I suffered from a variety of common running injuries. One such injury continued to plague me off and on for years until I met a physical therapist with the same affinity for the quantitative. He suggested that my injury was the result of an excessive stride length (and a few other key factors), and he even provided the…
  • no experience necessary — observations #48

    Mark Jones Jr
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong stepped from the ladder of the lunar module and onto the surface of the moon, having never experienced anything like this before. With equally memorable words, President John F. Kennedy blazed a trail into the unknown when he announced his audacious goal to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Not one of the seven original astronauts had space travel or lunar landings on their resumes. These men had a common characteristic: inexperience. In that sense, experience is not a prerequisite for leadership.
  • slow and steady — observations #47

    Mark Jones Jr
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:05 pm
    The past few months have wreaked virtual havoc on the server side of this website. I hope to fix many of the glaring problems, but my approach will be slow and steady.
  • blazing a trail — observations #46

    Mark Jones Jr
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I believe that one role of the leader is to ensure the team is on course. The challenge with leadership in a family is that I’ve never been here before–society is different, my kids are growing, iphones, instagram, etc. As a family, we are blazing trails in unexplored wilderness. You are too. Enjoy the adventure. Life is a journey. And these are observations from ours. __________________________________________________ You’ve just read observations, a monthly column that illustrates in my personal life and leadership the technical concepts found in ATOMs.
  • “what is” vs “is this” — ATOMs #15-12

    Mark Jones Jr
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    In the most recent technical column in the April edition of the Flight Test News, Good Vibrations presented some practical challenges in determining damping ratio during real time flutter flight test. One of the underlying issues is the difference between the following two questions. “What is the damping ratio?” “Is this the damping ratio?” These are fundamentally two totally different questions. The first question enters the dialogue without any foreknowledge of the engineering problem at hand and uses analytical techniques that do not leverage any of that…
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    Greteman Group

  • Think Twitter = Trivial? Take Another Look

    Ashley Bowen Cook
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    There’s a big Twitter universe out there that delivers useful information directly related to your business. People may even be talking about you. But how would you know if you’re not listening? Follow Your Favorite Trade Show If you’re looking for a way to test the Twitter waters, drop in on the conversations during and...
  • A Venue Website That Invites You In

    Deanna Harms
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:49 pm
    The setting sets the stage. Online as well as off. Wichita’s luxurious Petroleum Club offers top-class amenities and skyline views. Now its brand communicates that same attention to detail and guest-focused experience. A new, mobile-friendly site serves as the primary platform for messaging and visuals. It lets prospective clients book a tour, read testimonials and...
  • GLMV Architecture

    Deanna Harms
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:27 pm
    A responsive full-width website for a dynamic user experience Architects realize their clients’ dreams through steel and brick, concrete and stone. To convey that expertise to potential clients – anytime, anywhere – their digital outreach better be up to the task. We worked with a respected, industry leader – GLMV Architecture – to build a...
  • Animated Infographics Make Fast Facts Come to Life

    Deanna Harms
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:06 am
    Medicine’s complex. So is higher education. Combine the two, and it can be that much more difficult to tell your story simply and quickly. We helped KU School of Medicine-Wichita organize and prioritize key stats it regularly provides to legislators, reporters, prospective students and doctors. The goal: for visitors to leave the page thinking A Healthy...
  • Telling the Air Capital’s Story

    Sonia Greteman
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Wing your way to Wichita. We’re eager to show you – and the world – a history of aviation display we’ve been working on for a decade. It’s finally complete. The June 3 new terminal opening at Eisenhower National Airport included the public’s first viewing of our display. The full-access, pre-security mezzanine transports you to...
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    Air Facts Journal

  • Comparing your dreams – why owning an airplane is worth it

    Mark Smith
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    I’m an active member of a forum on the www dedicated to my particular brand of obsession, the Beech Musketeer. Over the years it’s been incredibly useful with helping to find obscure parts for my old airframe (that’s airframe, my aeroplane – not my body, though a reconditioned set of eyes and flatter tummy would be nice to find), as well as getting advice about maintaining and operating my Mouse. Is it a sexy airplane? Maybe not. But does that matter? The other day there was a topic that one of the regular contributors responded to. This is a bloke who, based on his past posts,…
  • My first (intentional) spin

    Graf Hilgenhurst
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
    Those who know me know that I scare easily. I’m pretty much a straight-and-level kind of guy, and I am not comfortable when tilted more than 30 degrees in any direction. Those who really know me know how traumatized I was after I got into an unintentional spin while practicing for my private pilot check ride. But along with my phobias (of which there are many), I have a strong desire to overcome my fears, which sometimes requires revisiting them. (As an aside, try bungee jumping as a treatment for acrophobia—it works)! Tailwheel checkout complete – now for spin training. Enter Ron…
  • My encounter with a thunder cloud

    Fernao Pedroso Mazzei
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:09 pm
    It was the end of August 1981. Ready to blast off from Miami – next stop Brazil. I was returning from my journey to the United States. Due to a general FAA controllers’ strike in that month’s first days, I couldn’t fly to that year’s EAA convention in Oshkosh. So I left my plane (a 1968 Cessna Skymaster, PT-BBQ) in the hands of Red Aircraft, Fort Lauderdale, to install new equipment. I rented a car and drove to Oshkosh. After Oshkosh and the strike’s end, I flew with my friends all over United States with a Braniff full pass. My new equipment was installed and…
  • The false choice between technology and flying skills

    John Zimmerman
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Freedom or security. Ketchup or mustard. Life is filled with supposedly difficult decisions that aren’t really decisions at all. Most thoughtful citizens realize that leaders can balance freedom and security; baseball fans know hot dogs can accommodate both ketchup and mustard. Better electronics, worse stick and rudder skills? Pilots face the same false choice when it comes to technology. Self-appointed protectors of aviation scoff at every new advance in avionics, sure that more fancy electronics always come at the expense of stick and rudder skills. Spend five minutes on…
  • Control checks – not normally an airborne requirement

    Maurie Baston
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    “Diamond Black check in.” I called for the radio check for my wingman to check in after we had started and done our pre taxi drills. “Black Two,” Ike replied. He was a most reliable No. 2 – always there with sharp eyes and a ready sense of humour. “Roger, channel Alpha One go.” And I called for taxi clearance prior to our training mission of fighter pairs. That started a sequence of events as we taxied out for Runway 30 at the RAAF fighter base at Williamtown NSW (Australia). We had been training hard over the last couple of months. The political scene…
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    iPad Pilot News

  • iOS 8.4 now available, fixes external GPS bug

    Bret Koebbe
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Apple released the iOS 8.4 update today for iPhone and iPad as expected. While most of the buzz centers around the new Apple Music service introduced in this update, pilots will be happy to hear that it also fixes the iOS 8.3 bug that prevented the use of many external GPS receivers with the iPad. We successfully tested an iPad mini running the new iOS 8.4 and a Bad Elf Pro GPS with a variety of apps and are glad to report that all is working normally again. Our friends at Bad Elf took this testing a step further this morning and reported the following: This morning we ran the public iOS…
  • Avilution app for Android reborn as DroidEFB

    John Zimmerman
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:56 pm
    It’s one of the most popular Android apps in aviation, but it has a somewhat colorful past and it’s known by many different names. Most popularly called Avilution, the AviationMaps app gained a loyal following among pilots for its long feature list and easy-to-use design. In most of our surveys, it’s right up there with Garmin Pilot as the top Android app for pilots. In late 2013, it was sold to a group of investors, rebranded as FlightPro and relaunched with a splashy ad campaign. DroidEFB offers robust split screen options and complete FAA charts. The good times…
  • FltPlan Go app adds auto sync feature

    John Zimmerman
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:04 pm
    FltPlan.com’s NavLogs are a popular feature, and they now sync between web and app. FltPlan.com’s iPad app, called simply Go, flies under the radar a bit compared to the big three of ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot and WingX. But this free app has a loyal following, especially among professional pilots and turbine operators. One of its strengths is the way the app ties into the FltPlan.com website, which is packed with robust route planning tools and highly accurate performance models. We know many fractional and corporate pilots who religiously plan and file flights on the website,…
  • Pilot Report: Garmin Flight Stream and iPad

    Bret Koebbe
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:24 pm
    The iPad and its aviation support ecosystem are growing at an incredible pace. The current selection of aviation apps and GPS/ADS-B accessories available today exceed the capabilities of those found in all but the most sophisticated panel-mount avionics systems. The latest trend with the iPad in the cockpit is its ability to integrate directly with panel-mount avionics to create an even more powerful system. This, in turn, reduces pilot workload by keeping flight plans in sync on both systems; increases the reliability of GPS and ADS-B weather feeds since the iPad can tie into your…
  • Quiz: how much do you know about ForeFlight?

    John Zimmerman
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:17 am
    ForeFlight is incredibly capable app for pilots, but do you know how to use all the features? This interactive quiz will test your ForeFlight knowledge and teach you a few things along the way. 1. To activate the leg from DQN to FWA... Tap FWA on the map Tap the arrow between DQN and FWA in the NavLog box Tap the Edit box and select FWA Correct! Wrong! 2. How do you turn on the data blocks at the bottom of the Maps page? Tap the third button from the right, at the top of the screen. Tap the second button from the right, at the top of the screen. Tap the first button from the right, at the top…
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    New Airport Insider

  • How to Manage Risks with Chronic Unease

    Laura Fruhen
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:48 am
    Editor’s Note: A warm welcome to Laura Fruhen who joins us from Australia sharing research on how chronic unease can be used to support safety management in aviation. Chronic Unease – A State of Mind to Manage (Safety) Risks When making everyday decisions, we rarely have all the information available. Sometimes, we deal with ambiguous […]
  • How Heathrow Launched an Easter Mobile App

    Colin Mair
    13 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Editor’s note: We welcome Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) as benefactor and thank them for their support. To learn about OAMC, visit the benefactor page.  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This post is part 2 in a new series by the Heathrow Airport Innovation Team. In the previous post, Richard introduced the Heathrow innovation process; how we gather business challenges, score […]
  • Open Skies: What U.S. Airlines Really Want

    Greg Principato
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The Beginning: Open Skies, An American Initiative In 1992, Jeff Shane (currently General Counsel at the International Air Transport Association and then a senior official in the United States Department of Transportation) negotiated the first “open skies” agreement with The Netherlands.  As odd as it may seem now, the reaction to this development (after people […]
  • This is How Heathrow Airport Innovates

    Richard Harding
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Editor’s note: We are excited to bring you a new series featuring insights from Heathrow Airport exclusively on New Airport Insider. Today’s post introduces Heathrow’s internal process and upcoming ones will cover projects delivered by the innovation team. In this new series by Heathrow Airport’s IT Innovation team, we will share with you how we operate […]
  • Aviation Security: Why I Will Be Scared This Year

    Greg Principato
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Catchy title? Yes, I am more afraid in 2015 than I have been in years.  But afraid of what?  Am I afraid of ISIS/ISIL?  AQAP?  Al Shabaab?  Al Qaeda?  Al Nusra?  Lone wolf terrorists? No.  Not afraid of any of them. That does not mean I do not consider them dangerous, they are. That does not mean […]
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    Keyboard and Rudder: A blog on the Art of Flying

  • Goldilocks and the Three Descent Rates: Too much, too little, and just right

    Larry M. Coleman
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Recently, I created a video where I mash up Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Microsoft Flight Simulator X into a lesson on how to figure out where you're going to land, and whether you're going to be too high, too low, or just right. A viewer over at the Larry the Flying Guy YouTube channel asked what is too much of a descent rate in a small plane. Let's answer this, but first, the video:I make it a point to reply to comments on the channel (just as I do here), and in the course of replying, it became obvious that this was going to be too long a subject to fit into one comment.First, let's…
  • The gorilla in the cockpit

    Larry M. Coleman
    3 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Selective attention/blindness isn't just something husbands and teenagers have. Check out this video that demonstrates in only one minute why fixation in the cockpit is a bad thing:Multitasking was/is a popular buzzword beginning in the 1990s as people began to convince themselves that they really could do more than one thing at a time. As the video shows, this isn't really the case: you can really only do one thing well at one time. You can either count the passes or notice the guest, but you can't do both at once.Many—in fact, probably most people—will disagree with this statement,…
  • The Permanence of Temporary Things: A Meditation

    Larry M. Coleman
    27 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, On the trail of the lonesome pine— In the pale moonshine our hearts entwine, Where she carved her name and I carved mine; Oh, June, like the mountains I'm blue— Like the pine I am lonesome for you, In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, On the trail of the lonesome pine.—from "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" A few hundred million years ago, a river dried up. It had been around for several million years, a barely-noticeable flicker in the geological sense of time. Perhaps it had found a new path, as shallow things sometimes do when things start…
  • Flying the River Visual into Washington National

    Larry M. Coleman
    20 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Like Larry the Flying Guy on Facebook: Follow @LairspeedThe Washington Monument, the White House, the Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial and its reflecting pool, the Watergate Hotel, the Pentagon, and the world's most unintentionally violated prohibited airspace... all of these are only one short flight away. Only one short illegal flight unless you're a scheduled airline, that is, thanks to the "enhanced" security around Washington, D.C. after September 11, 2001.Fortunately, we have flight simulators. Flight simulators let us practice old skills, acquire new ones, and rehearse approaches…
  • The Hairy Ball Theorem: Guaranteeing a bad hair day somewhere

    Larry M. Coleman
    13 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Like Larry the Flying Guy on Facebook: Follow @Lairspeed(This week's post was inspired by a small bit in one of Dan Lewis's excellent "Now I Know" daily trivia pieces. Head on over there and sign up for his free newsletter!)There will be weather for approximately 1 billion more years from next Thursday. Since you will have probably stopped renewing your medical certificate by then, that means you'll have to deal with weather for as long as you fly.Why will there be weather for a billion years? Simple: the Sun is what causes weather. Through the unequal heating of the Earth's surface by…
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  • Support for Heathrow third runway grows

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Today the UK airport’s commission final report was published, with London Heathrow airport being backed as the site for London’s new runway. The final report produced by the Davies commission, highlighted that Heathrow should have a third runway built. The commission headed by Sir Howard Davies didn’t rule out a second runway at London Gatwick airport. UK runway capacity solutions Ideas to tackle runway capacity in the South East have included: Thames estuary airport Third runway at Heathrow Second runway at Gatwick High speed rail link connecting Heathrow and Gatwick…
  • easyJet to restructure in Italy

    18 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    UK airline easyJet announced today it will restructure their services in Italy. In order to remain competitive in Italy, easyJet is set to restructure its bases and routes in the country. The airline has announced plans to expand its bases at Milan Malpensa and Naples airport. The airline will also open a new base, which will see 4 aircraft based at Venice Marco Polo Airport from April 2016. The restructuring plans will see 21 aircraft based at Milan Malpensa, up from 18. An additional aircraft will be based at Naples taking the total based there to 4. In order to support this expansion…
  • Could a 757 replacement be on the way?

    16 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Boeing has not launched a new aircraft since the 787 programme was launched in 2003, is that about to change? Boeing has begun a study into creating a brand new commercial airliner, which is expected to enter service in the middle of the next decade. Boeing sales chief John Wojick made the announcement during an interview ahead of the Paris Air Show. Following detailed discussions with airline customers, Boeing has recognised that there is enough of a market to launch a new commercial aircraft programme. Boeing has said the market is potentially big enough for a multibillion-dollar…
  • easyJet using drones to inspect aircraft

    5 Jun 2015 | 6:18 am
    UK low-cost airline EasyJet, has started to use automated drones to conduct safety inspections on its aircraft. easyJet announced at an event at Milan’s Malpensa airport, that they had conducted a test inspection on an aircraft. The inspection was completed by a drone and proved succesful. easyJet have said they will bring the drones into service across European engineering bases within 12 months. The drones will reduce the amount of time an aircraft is out of service due to routine inspections the airline said. Ian Davies, easyJet’s head of engineering said: “The use of…
  • Dassault Aviation shows off first Falcon 5x

    2 Jun 2015 | 7:23 am
    Today Dassault Aviation revealed their latest aircraft, the Falcon 5X. Dassault Aviation say the Falcon 5x will establish a new benchmark in the large cabin, long-range business aviation market. The Falcon 5x was unveiled today at Dassault’s Bordeaux-Mérignac final assembly facility. The aircraft was unveiled in front of an audience of some 400 people. Boasting a cabin cross-section larger than any other purpose-built business jet and a range of 5,200 nm (9,630 km), the Falcon 5x will connect a large amount of the world’s most travelled city pairs. Dassault Aviation have said the Falcon…
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    How to Fly a Helicopter

  • Teen cranks up H145 at airshow (with video)

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:12 am
    On Saturday 27th June, at the Minnesota Air Spectacular, a teen apparently cranked up a Mayo Clinic helicopter. The H145 was cranked up, causing the rotor blades to turn. The 17-year old somehow managed to sneak in the cockpit of the unattended aircraft and managed to get to the controls. Two persons were injured by a nearby sun shade that fell over. Immediately the crew shutdown the aircraft and was removed from the display and is being inspected by technical crew. Mayo Clinic is conducting a review and reported the incident to the FAA. The post Teen cranks up H145 at airshow (with video)…
  • Helicopter stolen following argument with Wife

    8 Jun 2015 | 4:45 am
                A Russian pilot from Turkhansk decided to vent himself following an argument with his wife, by hijacking an Mi-8 helicopter. After presenting his pilot licence at airport officials, the pilot was allowed on the apron, where he then broke an Mi-8 door in order to  access the cockpit of the said helicopter. He then took off and proceeded towards Turukhansk and a nearby village called Farkovo, causing havoc and terrifying civilians.  The pilot who was drunk at the time, flew at low-altitude and performed dangerous manoeuvres over these villages,…
  • Helicopter EMS Flight Crew – Who are they?

    29 May 2015 | 5:12 am
    Emergency Medical Services or EMS flight crew normally consists of 1 or 2 pilots, an HEMS flight paramedic and a HEMS doctor.  Each and everyone of these crew members is responsible for saving lives and providing on scene treatment and care.  Let us look at each one in detail. EMS Pilots  The HEMS Pilots are highly trained helicopter Pilots responsible for transporting life threatened passengers from sites to hospitals.  The flight deck crew work in tandem with the onboard medical EMS flight crew in order to ensure the best service and care is provided.  One can imagine that on…
  • Pilots take Airbus Helicopters to Supreme Court

    27 May 2015 | 4:11 am
    It all happened when a ditching occurred on 10th May in 2012 in the North Sea, some 30 miles off Aberdeen. According to the AAIB report, the helicopter operated by Bond Helicopters, had to ditch due to lubrication problems in the MGB (Main Rotor Gear Box) and a subsequent indication that the emergency lubrication system had also failed. The pilots and one of the passengers have filed a case against Airbus Helicopters due to this incident. After this incident, EASA flagged the airworthiness of such aircraft and as a consequence Airbus replaced the main transmission. This didn’t stop the…
  • EASA grants approval for military Airbus H145M

    16 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2 military variant, the H145M has received certification from EASA meaning that the first two helicopters can be delivered to its first customer, the German Air Force, by the end of 2015.  The German Air Force expect to use the twin-engine helicopter for Special Forces operations. The Royal Navy will be next inline, with deliveries commencing in 2016. The 3.7t helicopter is considered as a multi-role helicopter, able to perform a number of military operations such as SAR, MEDEVAC and fire support. The H145M certification took less time than normal because the…
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  • Airbus Wins OneWeb Satellite Contact

    Joe Faruqui
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:08 am
    In June 2015, Airbus announced that they are going to team up with satellite internet startup OneWeb Ltd to build the world’s largest satellite constellation, consisting of 900 small internet satellites. The first ten OneWeb satellites will be carried out at Airbus Defense and Space’s facilities in Toulouse, while series production will take place at … Continue Reading..
  • Embraer Taps Canon’s MREAL System for Mixed Reality for Next-Generation Aircraft Production

    Joe Faruqui
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:36 am
    Embraer North America has selected Canon’s MREAL System for Mixed Reality to manage next-generation aircraft production activities. By utilizing this particular Canon solution, the engineers at Embraer will have the ability to explore aircraft designs in both 3D and real size scales. In addition, the Embraer team will also be able to examine, alter, manipulate, … Continue Reading..
  • Dassault Rolls Out First Falcon 5X Business Jet

    Joe Faruqui
    5 Jun 2015 | 3:31 am
    In June 2015, Dassault Aviation unveiled the Falcon 5X, a new addition to its large cabin, long-range business jets, at its Bordeaux-Mérignac final assembly facility in France. This new Falcon business jet claims to offer the largest cabin cross section out of all current business jets, and has a 9,630km range and speeds of … Continue Reading..
  • Bell Helicopter Delivers First 407GT to BBM Inc.

    Joe Faruqui
    28 May 2015 | 1:52 am
    In May 2015, Bell Helicopter announced the landmark delivery of its first Bell 407GT rotorcraft to Nevada-based BBM Inc. The Bell 407GT is a tactical light commercial helicopter integrated with the Garmin G1000H flight deck with dual 10.4” high-resolution LCD screens. Armored, the Bell 407GT comes with BAE Systems’ combat-proven Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System … Continue Reading..
  • Eaton Aerospace to Provide Fuel Systems for AVIC’s New MA700 Regional Turboprop Airliner

    Joe Faruqui
    22 May 2015 | 1:53 am
    Eaton Aerospace recently signed a letter of intent with AVIC Aircraft Company Ltd. Xi’an Branch for the delivery of fuel tank inerting and fuel distribution systems for the MA700 regional turboprop airliner. Under the proposed agreement, Eaton will be responsible for designing and manufacturing customized components, as well as providing engineering, development, and support … Continue Reading..
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    Drones | Scoop.it

  • Drone owner gets a Royal telling off for flying near Windsor Castle

    4 Jun 2015 | 12:45 pm
    If you're a drone enthusiast living in the UK, heed this advice: Don't fly anywhere near land owned by the British Monarchy. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UADroneZon.com's insight:The drone owner got a sensible talking to by the Police which is nice to see.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • Magnificent Drone Views Inside The Son Doong Cave Vietnam

    30 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Son Doong cave is the largest cave in the world still retain the beauty of untouched nature and enjoy the great mystery. The images explore the spectacular S...DroneZon.com's insight:This Unesco is absolutely stunning. The videos were captured using a DJI Inspire 1 and the new Phantom 3See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • This drone follows you around like a faithful flying puppy

    14 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    Make a documentary of your own lifeDroneZon.com's insight:This sure is an adorable little drone. Called Lily, it is a fantastic folllow me drone. Take great photos and film, is waterproof, has a long enough flight time and is fast. Lily sure is cute.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • Drone Overlord Frank Wang On DJI's Milestones, Miscarried GoPro Partnership & Corporate Espionage

    8 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
    At age 34, Frank Wang Tao is leading the global consumer drone industry with Dajiang Innovation (DJI), a Shenzhen-based manufacturer that he founded out of his dorm room nine years ago.DroneZon.com's insight:Terrific straight talking interview with DJI Founder Frank Wang. This interview also includes some really terrific growth statistics. Impressive.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • U.S. Postal Service Considering Drone Fleet

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    taThe U.S. Postal Service could be looking to add drones to its delivery fleet in coming years.DroneZon.com's insight:They might as well look into using drones for delivering letters and parcels. The postal services in Germany and France along with Amazon are investing heavily to make parcel delivery happen. In China, one large mail service is already delivering 500 items per day with drones.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
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  • Game Of Drones

    Alan Perlman
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:37 am
    Source: ABC By: Jason Om http://uavcoach.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/QualifiedOffensiveGermanwirehairedpointer.mp4 At an abandoned warehouse in Melbourne’s west, about 30 drone racers have gathered for a high-speed showdown. They have spent hours custom building their multi-rotor machines and fitting them with onboard cameras. Known as FPV racing – or first person view – the racers use special goggles, some held together with gaffer tape, giving them a drone’s-eye view as they manoeuvre around the course. Clocking speeds of more than 60 kilometres an hour, Darren…
  • Drone Technology Helps Florida Farmers Cut Costs

    Alan Perlman
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:37 am
    Source: WUFT By: Jessica Pereda and Jonathan Muñoz For Rodney Watson, knowing exactly what’s going on in 13,000 acres worth of land is almost impossible. Watson, procurement manager at 83 Farms LLC in Bell, Florida, has done it the old-fashioned way for six years by walking or driving a truck through the fields to check the crops by hand. The whole process could take hours. Then a year ago, the farm got an update: a drone. With the drone, Watson is able to remotely scan all 13,000 acres of land—which, in farm terms, isn’t so big—in a fraction of the time it took before. As state…
  • California’s Commercial Drone Industry Is Taking Off

    Alan Perlman
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Source: LA Times By: W.J. Hennigan and Melody Peterson As the largest American maker of consumer drones, 3D Robotics Inc. sees big opportunities in selling mini-helicopters with cameras, sensors and whirling propellers that buzz like angry hornets. The Berkeley company expects to sell thousands of the pizza-sized drones — for about $1,000 each — at home and abroad this year. Tech-savvy customers want them for capturing wave-shredding surfing runs in the Pacific, monitoring oil and gas pipelines in remote regions, and other uses. 3D Robotics is out in front of dozens of California…
  • Racing Drones Through A Forest Is The Sport Of The Future

    Alan Perlman
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:37 am
    Source: The Verge By: James Vincent The crowd at East Grinstead makes for an odd sight — most of them are wearing plastic goggles with long antennas sticking up, apparently ignoring their surroundings and staring out into empty space. Despite this, they react like a crowd at a football match, letting out oohs and aahs in unison, responding to some unseen action. Suddenly, a small drone skitters out of the trees on their right, crashing through the brushes before landing in a spray of dirt and leaves. There’s a cheer from the begoggled watchers and a small round of applause. This is the…
  • Flying The Inspire 1 With Adam Savage

    Alan Perlman
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:05 am
    In this video, Adam Savage takes his favorite quadcopter, the DJI Inspire 1, to a remote location for some serious flight testing. One thing that is especially cool about the Inspire 1 is its ability to split flight and camera controls between two pilots, so Adam gets Norm from the Tested team in on the flight as well. The post Flying The Inspire 1 With Adam Savage appeared first on UAV Coach.
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  • A320neo Flight Test – June Update

    Addison Schonland
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight Airbus’ A320neo flight test program remains a source of interest.  Tracking the program we note that the P&W powered airplane is not flying, but has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Americans buying into Brazilian airlines

    Addison Schonland
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight Last week United announced its deal to take a stake in Azul. This follows an earlier move by Delta to take a stake in GOL.   What do these deals mean? Let’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • C Series Flight Test – June Update

    Addison Schonland
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:26 am
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight We have our latest estimates in and the program continues to to accelerate towards its 2,400 hour goal. Based on our estimates the flight test program has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tanker Competitions

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight Aerial tankers are in the news again.  South Korea has apparently selected the Airbus A330 MRTT over the Boeing KC-46A and Israel Aerospace Industries’... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Premium #177 – The Logic of the A380 for High Traffic Markets

    Ernest S. Arvai
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight Already a member? Login The post Premium #177 – The Logic of the A380 for High Traffic Markets appeared first on AirInsight. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Preview

    26 Jun 2015 | 3:52 am
    Yuneec – Yu-what? If you don’t know Yuneec, it’s about time for you to familiarize with this brand. Yuneec (pronounced yU-neec) it’s one of the world leaders in electric aviation with huge experience in electronics and electric propulsion. It’s a company that focus on reliability, doing all the R&D (research and development)  and testing in-house. They have been in the multirotors industry for […] The post Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Preview appeared first on QuadHangar.
  • The DJI Phantom Case Buying Guide – updated for Phantom 3

    23 Jun 2015 | 2:53 am
    You have built your DJI Phantom and explored every every inch of your house and surroundings with it and you are now ready to look further afield.  Perhaps you want to take it downtown for a different perspective on city life, or maybe just to your local national park to experience life as the birds do. Either way, to […] The post The DJI Phantom Case Buying Guide – updated for Phantom 3 appeared first on QuadHangar.
  • DJI Phantom 3 – Top 44 questions answered

    21 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    The DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter needs no introduction. It is already the favorite choice of numerous professional photographers & hobbists worldwide to capture stunning aerial photographs and stunning visuals on the move. But if you are thinking of buying a Phantom 3, you might be feeling the need to get a few questions answered. In this […] The post DJI Phantom 3 – Top 44 questions answered appeared first on QuadHangar.
  • FusionFlight Progresses with the Jet-Engine Powered Drone

    19 Jun 2015 | 3:34 am
    FusionFlight LLC, an Aerospace start-up company based in Arizona, aims to develop world’s first vertical take-off and landing jet-engine drone. It is known as the JetQuad. In early January of 2015, a Kickstarter campaign was initiated to obtain the necessary funds ($15,000) to purchase the most expensive components of the drone, the four jet-engines. Although […] The post FusionFlight Progresses with the Jet-Engine Powered Drone appeared first on QuadHangar.
  • What is the Best Quadcopter? Summer 2015 Edition

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:19 am
    The quadcopter market is starting to explode… in an amazing way. Newer technologies have allowed for production of smaller and cheaper consumer grade drones to be introduced. As they are becoming more widespread people are discovering just how easy they are to fly and how capable these quads are. With so many options available the […] The post What is the Best Quadcopter? Summer 2015 Edition appeared first on QuadHangar.
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